Important Questions That Need Answers
Questions to all IIMs:
What is the target given to the placement team in terms of placing students in various companies?
Does the administration know about the violent shouting that is done by the student’s placement committee?
Is the placement a free and fair process where the role of placement committee is just to bring companies to campus and organise placements where organise means just to support the placements in terms of infrastructure requirements?
Why are students not told that IIMs provides placement only as an additional service when they fill CAT form or during IIM’s entrance interview as this would give a clearer picture to the students about the institute? Also, the fees are so high, the person can himself judge better if he will be able to get placed and pay back the loan he/she takes, otherwise the loan burden on a student can be used against him/her in different ways.
If placement is just an additional activity, why do IIMs takes fees from companies participating in the placements? Since it is an educational institute and the fees is already so high, shouldn’t the fees from companies be given back to students in terms of fee reduction?
Are the students who sign out of placements under any type of threat or pressure from any faculty or members of the placement committee or student’s placement committee?
Is the amount of fine that is imposed on the students even legitimate, given the mistakes, if any, they make? And is that fine even accounted by the finance department or is it black money which is used by placement committee for organising parties? Also, why is no receipt provided when such fine is paid? And why does the mail regarding fines say that you cannot appeal against the fine? This is clearly a case of denial of justice where the other party is not even heard.
Is the placement committee aware of the amount of pressure that is built on students during placements due to the placement process being very fast as the institute wants to get the students placed in very less time? This is evident from the fact that a lot of people cry during the placements. Why can’t the placements be conducted over a longer duration such as during holidays or during evening hours when there are no classes?
Why is attendance mandatory for students for pre-placement talks? Only students who are interested in a particular company should participate that company’s pre-placement talk. Even people who have no interest are made to sit down and shouted at.
The language used in emails sent by either placement committee or students’ placement committee is very threatening to students who have a huge burden of loan over them. Why is it that the placement committee or student’s placement committee cannot talk in a polite way?
Is there a conflict of interest between students and the institute where the institute manipulates the placements to get all students placed at the cost of a fair process?